I kind of wish I didn’t see the title, because that’s a fun twist. And it was really cool to see all the little things too, like the broken arrows, and the portals, and etc. A little more tamed since I last drew her I guess.
Have you thought of a Xillia X Zestiria Croosover? Milla as Shepherd with Jude, Alvin, Liea and Elize as the Seraphim? kind of gets you wondering what would Sorey and Milla do if they met, don't you think?
OH GOD! I meant to reply to this earlier but forgot.
Anyway now that I have Zesty yes I have thought about Tales of ZESTILLIA. I believe Milla and Sorey would make great friends. They’d probably talk all day about the books they’ve read and…
meanwhile Milla’s seraphs have been waiting 3 hours and are probably going to be waiting another 3.
Valentine’s Day is a day of love. And I got thinking - why the absolute fuck do people like me? Even my IRL friends acknowledge that I’m kind of an asshole. And then I realized something: it’s not me. It’s you. You guys bring out the best in me. So… here’s a list of all the people I know and love on this site. Maybe I know some of you better than others. Maybe some of you don’t even realize I consider you friends. Maybe some of you have no idea who the hell I am and are currently wondering why this crazy bitch is tagging you. Either way, I love y’all. <3
Ever wondered what all that stuff with the hot dudes is about? Need to figure out which anime you want to watch next, and if your s/o will look at you funny if you do?
Here’s a little primer I’ve compiled in an effort to do something with my sports anime obsession. It is highly scientific, in the sense that I have no degree in any kind of science but I did make shitty graphs, because I’m a nerd with paint.net.
Side note: It is also not complete (duh), since I haven’t sat down to watch the 500 or so episodes of Daiya no Ace, or Prince of Tennis, or *insert title here*.
Side side note: Please don’t hate me.
Realistic portrayal of the sport
If you were familiar with the sport, would you actually recognize it when watching this show?
Free!: Swimming. Is actually fairly realistic, apart from the random dream sequences. Swimsuits and, uh, musculature are on point for the strokes the dudes specialize in. The newbies don’t magically win everything. Rei’s progress is kinda ridiculous though.
Haikyuu!!: Volleyball. Like zero lasers. But the freak quick is, uh, a freak quick. At least everyone acknowledges that.
Prince of Stride: Parkour. Is that… even a real sport? So far, the running sequences are on point though. Wind matters, people fail certain jumps and they’re always half dead by the time they make the connection.
Kuroko no Basuke: Basketball. Every Single Dude has a Pokemon ability. Some have several. Important baskets always hit. Also: this show has so many lasers. That is not actually how basketball goes.
General quality of storylines
Just how much back-story can you fit into the last three seconds of a match?
Free is mostly a drama with some swimming. The matches are like two-three episodes per season, with a massive focus on storylines and a back-story that spans all the way to kindergarten. There is talk of school, loss, fear, death, futures and one notable water gun episode (which is my favourite).
Haikyuu is like 40 percent regular episodes and 60 percent matches, and in the matches, more back-story happens. This show loves characters interacting with each other and has a huge focus on people’s stories and their influence on each other. Storylines centre on volleyball stuff as a backdrop for personal growth and anxiety, but sometimes go into regular school things, like grades.
For a show that is 90% matches, Kuroko no Bakuke really hammers home the idea of balance. Middle school sucks. The miracle kids are isolated by their talent, while the normals are fighting for relevance and several characters become straight up psychotic. All storylines centre on how basketball, played right, can make you a better person.
Prince of Stride basically has a match per episode, with like half of the episode devoted to storylines. Everyone has a dark past they need to get over. Ok, almost everyone. Fujiwara just likes nice legs.
How gay is this show?
Kuroko no Basuke: almost aggressively hetero. They are trying very hard to be a boy
show, all right? From the art style and the shouting to the random boobs and the
mentioning of girlfriends for several characters. On the upside, there
appears to be one (1) canon gay character and there is a luxurious hot springs
episode that can be enjoyed by all.
Haikyuu!!: pretty gay, but it’s easy to ignore. The emphasis on friendship and
the way people are usually introduced in pairs makes this so easy to
ship, but it’s not overtly courting female and gay viewers.
Free!: gay enough to make your more delicate straight bro’s squeamish.
It is a show about deep bonds between nearly naked men, after all. Very high on the
eye candy and the feelings but apart from a few tacky episodes, this
show takes itself rather serious.
Prince of Stride: all of the gay. All of it. This show is very self aware too. It has models and boy bands and friggin Kuga with his wind machine. There is a lot of talk about connections and emotions.
How invested will you get in these characters?
Haikyuu!! : A million characters get an arc and they are surprisingly well executed. Almost all of the characters are deeply likeable and you will adopt so many of them. SO MANY. Protect them! Free!: A very different kind of character development. There’s less characters and the arcs are more drawn out, more subtle, and so much more dramatic. Haru and Rin basically take one season, each, to get their shit together. Kuroko no Basuke: This is a fairly action oriented show but it takes its time around season 3 to get into details. The arcs could be summed up as ‘defeat makes you a better person’ for each of the miracle boys and 'grit’ for the normal kids. Some arcs, like Aomine’s, are deeply satisfying and you will undoubtedly adopt/ship some of these dorks. Prince of Stride: It tries, ok. It tries really hard, with lots of emo back-story, but so far, I’m having a hard time really caring for them (but the season is exactly halfway when I write this).
Hi! I'm curious about your take on ENFPs and sentimentality: You've mentioned in the past that ENFPs are "weirdly sentimental" (like your friend wanting to be buried with her doll or Ariel collecting things), but you say you are not that sentimental (your post about the amusement park) and a previous post mentioned ENFPs are less likely to collect things than an INFP, but you've also mentioned they are likely to (like Ariel). Just wondering if you could clarify your meaning for me? Thanks!
I have a theory: developing sentimentality may depend a lot on environment.
The super-sentimental NFP I know comes from a family of sentimental SJs. They are all about repeating experiences, doing things with family photos, and taking walks down memory lane. In that kind of environment, her Si might develop more in those directions because it is nurtured to do so. I on the other hand grew up in a family devoid of sentimentality. I actually had to rescue my baby blanket as a teen from the back of the car; my mother had packed it to send it to the Salvation Army. (Let’s just say she defies the “ISTJs are sentimental” stereotype. She declutters at the drop of a hat and nothing is safe unless Family throws tantrums.)
Up until last week, I had all my childhood books and toys in a box in the basement. I reasoned that I was keeping them in case I ever have a daughter who wants to play with them – but the truth is, any kids I have are going to want electronic toys and cool new stuff instead of a box of Mom’s old ponies. And she may not love mysteries like I once did, thus cluttering up my limited storage space with books I will never read again was pointless. It was pure sentiment. I took them to the Salvation Army. I had prepared myself to let go, but as I stood there holding the box, this inner voice inside me said, “Keep it…” “No,” I thought. “Keep it.” “Maybe?” “KEEP IT.” “WHY?? I AM NO LONGER A CHILD. I DO NOT NEED THESE BARBIES.”
The box went away. It felt weird. But it was for the best. In three weeks, I won’t think about them anymore.
Of course, you could turn that around and say that an ENXP is raised in a house that doesn’t hold onto the past or allow for much sentiment – but inferior Si might choose sentiment or collecting things (and yes, that is very much a Si trait, to “collect” stuff) as a way to preserve the past. You might hold on to old letters from friends, or grandparents, or birthday cards, etc., to remember those people, or remind you that they are/were real, or simply because you feel strangely like letting them go would be wrong. You don’t know WHY you “need” to keep it, you just know you need it.
Ariel collects stuff that inspires her Ne, because everything in her collection ties in to her greater desire to visit the world above. If the object has no abstracting potential in it, she does not want it. NPs might hold onto things that tie into their memories or capture their imagination. I think an ENFP is less likely to collect things than an INFP, and more able to let them go after awhile, but what they choose to collect regarding sentiment will be less natural Si than you would find in a Si-dom. (They might decide to wear Grandpa’s old coat even though it doesn’t fit, to “remember him by,” where a Si-dom might find greater value in keeping and reading his old books.)
It’s important here to note that everyone can be sentimental about
something – being sentimental does mean you use Si. You can be an SP
who is sentimental about Star Wars, but your sentimentality is different than that of the Si-dom.
I'm wondering if they will still follow Achilles story now because then there is some hope for Pyrrha! Achilles descended into the underworld and in 'The Odyssey' Odesseus talks with Achilles, and the Greeks believed in burning of the body to get there (Cinder has fire), and where Salem was certainly have that kind of a vibe! Maybe I'm grasping at straws but holding on to some hope at least
Hi (*´ω｀*) I'm new to this blog and i was wondering what kind of stuff you translate other than tweets. I hope I'm not bothering in the middle of a translarion prosses thank you
╭( ･ㅂ･)و ̑̑ Oh why hello there newcomer~! No worries, you’re not a bother heheh. *shimmies my arm around you* I do quite an array of things. Like game translations, scanlations, short stories, tokutens, drama cds, and other junk here haha. Been at this for a little over two years and it’s growing. (*＾∀ﾟ)ъ All of this can be found under my directory (if you’re on a computer).
Hey! I'm sorry for being nosy, but one of your last ask left me curious. How does one get aware of a demon inside of them and how was your experience with it?
I am going to answer this business once and for all.
When I was 18-20, I was in communication with a wonderful spirit. I always tried to give it offerings and gifts; it always refused. It said it only wanted to see me grow and become better as a person and as a witch. This spirit never taught me anything, and I never ever saw it with my third eye. But it was always there. I would forget about it for months and then remember and it was never angry with me. It was so patient and kind. I named it Granny.
Well at about 21 I think I began my Awakening, and I was going through a very hard time. And I wanted more than anything to find my ancestors. My powerful friend, who had been practicing for decades, warned me to stay away from Granny. She said that Granny just rubbed her the wrong way. But I didn’t listen.
I had a special Inner Space protected by a big dome overhead. And I was forcibly drawn there, like an invasive daydream. The whole place was overgrown and there were giant tentacled monsters beating on the dome, trying to get in.
At a loss for what to do next, I realized, wait! Who has always been on my side, for years? Who is waiting to help me? Granny! I called Granny to my inner space. Granny took on the appearance of a powerful mythical creature, with a twisted smile. But I thought, “I’m just inexperienced with how to view things with my third eye, of course this is a happy smile, not an evil smile.”
Granny promised me that it could help me find my ancestors if only we went past the protective dome, that kept my inner space separated from the rest of my mind. I agreed immediately, and rode on Granny’s back. We flew up through the dome.
Now here remember were the tentacled monsters!! So I said, stop Granny. I need to face these monsters. I turned around to see Granny just as Granny lunged at me in full attack mode.
You can imagine my anger and fear. This was a VERY powerful mythical creature that was attacking me. One that I had trusted for years. I can still see its snapping jaws and happy smile. Granny and I engaged in combat, and I was getting my ass roundly kicked. Then suddenly, another mythical creature came in! It was the same form as Granny, but I instinctively knew it was the ‘real thing’. They fought each other, and Granny lots its mythic shape and became a pitch black creature with pointed edges.
These two beings battled. I picked up my weapons and joined my defender, but no matter what I did the demon could not be slain; and in the end I locked it up in a box.
The mythical creature left and I have been in contact with it ever since. The tentacled monsters are my personal pets now and are at my command.
But that’s not the end of the story. I did not adequately lock up Granny, and it attacked my mind regularly for I think a period of weeks. I would have constant flashes of Granny lunging at me that made me physically recoil. At night I could not sleep without Granny haunting my mind and making me feel I was consumed. Instead of being in control of my mind, I felt out of control except for one small bubble I maintained. I wonder now, if I had not been a witch, how close I was to some real trouble, you know?
Eventually, with guidance, I made a better prison and forced Granny in to it. Granny remained near my heart for months, until I spit the prison out in to a lake. I still have astral scarring around my heart, although that is slowly healing with help from others.
What really gets me is how much this demon got me to trust it. This demon knew me better than I knew myself - it knew what my mythical guardian looked like. It knew all the buzzwords to get me to open up. It knew it had to leave my special space. It knew I had power, and it was content to wait years for me to open up and let it in.
I don’t know how other people will get an awareness of a demon inside of them. For me it was blatantly obvious.
I am good! I’m just wrapping up a very wonderful day! (it’s actually 7am in the morning, but as you all know I work nights). It started out spoonless and dysphoric but it turned into good after having my favorite sweet potato curry at an Indian restaurant, getting a green plaid skirt to kind of complete my Slytherin “outfit” I’ve wanted to do, a new tank top that I adore, buying some books and an anime series blu ray, movie date, plus all the great people that made me feel wonderful and beautiful today!
I am doing well and I’m very thankful for everyone I have in my life, including all of you :D
Okay, so I just created this blog so I can write off my TVD thoughts. I’m new to tumblr so I’m sorry in advance if I tag things the wrong way or something.
Season 7 in general Honestly this season is kind of a mess. I feel like the writing is inconsistent and there’s no real follow-up between episodes. No continuity. Will get to the writing later. The biggest problem for me this season are the heretics. They take up so much screen time and it leads up to nothing. The only interesting heretic is Beau and he gets little to no screen time. I really hope his character gets explored in upcoming episodes. Also I wonder what Beau’s doing all day since he’s never around the other heretics, is he just chilling in MF or what? I want to know what’s up with his scar and why he lost his voice. I think he is in next week’s promo with the huntress so hopefully we’ll know more by then. Nora and Mary Louise are useless and their relationship drama isn’t interesting to me. Bonora is really fun though, so let’s kill off Mary Lou and keep Nora. I just want a nice storyline for Bonnie and a love interest (not Enzo, don’t like him). Valerie probably gets her own post later because I have a lot of (not so nice) things to say about her (+ some speculation on her character) and this post will get way too long if I include it in here. On a positive note, I think the huntress/Phoenix Stone storyline is really interesting. She seems like a good villain and the mythology with the stone is interesting. Hope this storyline unfolds quickly. Also all the Steroline scenes we’ve gotten so far were really good and cute (7x04 was literally Steroline heaven) and most of them were just so them, especially the phone calls. Really liked those calls. Classic Steroline. Stefan and Caroline are just so good when they are together and the writers are throwing all this unnecessary angst in their way. It’s so frustrating. I do strongly believe that all this Valerie/Alaric drama (assuming the FF are even real) are just obstacles for Steroline though. The tvd writers may not be very good at writing sometimes, but I choose to believe that they are not entirely stupid and that they won’t throw away 5 years of Steroline history for the disgraces that are Stalerie and Calaric. I just hope that after all this drama they come out stronger than ever. I’ve been shipping them since the freaking pilot I just want them to be happy together and get their long-awaited June wedding in season 8.
The flash forwards I think the FF were really interesting in the beginning. But as the season is progressing, I had hoped that the FF would have started to make more sense. But we’re 12 episodes in now and they’re still weird as hell. So right now I’m putting all my faith and hope into kmze’s theories (this girl is a genius I swear) about the FF being Stefan’s personal hell. Besides, I just don’t see the purpose of the FF if they are real, apart from ruining the present storyline. So I am pretty sure there’s gonna be some sort of twist. Or maybe this is just me refusing to believe that Caroline is engaged to Alaric (ew, hate him) and Stefan is with Valerie (ew). Can’t decide which one is worse.
The writing I think this season is really lacking in explanation of mythology and character motivations.
DAY 12 ✿ What is your favorite thing about this ship?
There are a lot of things that make them special. They changed each other’s lives in a way they could never have expected: from not knowing how to dream by themselves… to follow the same dream together.
Even with their differences and their fights, they still supported and inspired each other in the end. They were saved by the other in their hardest times, after all. Because even if they’re in different teams, they’re still friends.
“Work until your idols become your rivals”. I think this quote really fits them. They took the best from each other in order to become stronger swimmers and better people, and that’s a wonderful thing you could learn from someone you met thanks to your passion.
Hey I'm kind of new to the fandom and before I get in too deep I was wondering if there are any issues anyone has with the author (Uncle Rick) cause all the past book fandoms a I've been in/in has some kind of author drama. Cassandra Clare is getting sued for plagiarism, some fans aren't too fond of JK Rowling for adding in details (Dumbledore being gay) years after the books were finished to make it seem more supportive of minority etc etc. I just don't wanna deal with anymore drama.
as far as i’m aware, the only drama most of us have with rick is the fact that he won’t let his characters be and move on to something new: he knows the pjo formula and universe work, so he keeps churning out stories that fit that, keeps using annabeth and percy cameos in new series to reel us in, and a lot of us have a love hate relationship with him because of that. obviously we love the characters and want to read more about them, but only if it’s written in a quality way (which HoO was, arguably, not).
he is friends with cassandra clare, unfortunately, but he himself hasn’t done anything super problematic - not that i’ve caught, anyway.
oh, some people have found his depiction of samirah, a muslim girl, in magnus chase to be an issue. as a non-muslim i don’t feel comfortable really articulating why, but i remember seeing some posts about that when the book first came out.
and he did once tweet that he wouldn’t write first person from a girl’s pov because he wasn’t one.
and !!spoilers!! the way nico was outed and then dealt with that outing didn’t sit right with some people (myself included).
but overall he tries really hard to make his casts diverse and he seems to keep his mouth shut on all issues that don’t directly relate to his books, so he hasn’t gotten himself in too much trouble. i will always give rick brownie points for trying to diversify his cast, even if he doesn’t always hit the mark.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!! I love you all very very much!
((Thank you all for being so kind to me from the very first day I made this blog! It’s been so much fun ^ o ^ I hope you like the pink woop gijinka! I also wanted to say sorry for not being too active within the past few days. Work takes up a lot of my time and makes me really sleepy.. Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful day! I love you!))
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Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
I don’t know how to express all my thoughts and feeling on this wonderful book. I don’t know how to make sentences that will do this masterpiece justice. But I’ll try. So if you can’t guess it, I LOVED this book. It was a reread for me (my third time).
So what did I love about this book? Let me tell you! First of all I think we all need to take some time, and appreciate the writing style in this book. Benjamin has the ability to turn ordinary words into something different, something magical. While reading the book, every sentence was breathtaking, every word felt like poetry. It was incredible.
We also have to talk about the characters, and oh boy do I have a lot to say! The characters were outstanding. They were all flawed and beautiful, they all seemed human to me. In YA characters can often become flat or similar to each other, but Benjamin knows how to create unique, real and “human” characters. He knows how it is to be fifteen, and figuring out who you are. He knows, which struggle the youth go through in life to accept themselves. He knows, how hard it is to love yourself. And he has the ability to capture all of this, and give it to the characters, give the characters life.
This is my favourite YA book without any doubt, and every time I get around to rereading it, I remember why. I remember, why I fell in love with the characters. I remember, why it has a special place in my heart. I remember, why it changed me.
So please do yourself the favor and read this book. Because I promise, it will change you.
“We all fight our own private wars.”
“But love was always something heavy for me. Something I had to carry.”
“There are worse things in the world than a boy who likes to kiss other boys.”
ok i love all of you so so much and i know a lot of you think that i’m a kind person but there are some things that i CANNOT allow.
one, i will NEVER EVER give out my full name to you. nor will i give you my phone number. tumblr is a wonderful place, but it is unsafe for a sixteen year old who just wants to meet wonderful people. two, i am not on this website for followers. it hurts that some of you accuse me of this because i’m not willing to give you my full name. three, NO, i will not give you my address. i have blocked the two of you that have asked.
that is all. i’m very very upset right now, and i don’t think i’m overreacting. i love you all with all of my heart, but an extremely tiny bit of you go a little too far.
The red-capped manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
The bird is probably best known for the male’s unusual courting method whereby it shuffles rapidly backwards across a branch, akin to a speedy moonwalk. -Wikipedia
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Katya, I feel exactly the same way about boys and kissing all that ( I literally ran away when my crush tried to kiss me!) and now that I see how many other girls feel the same way I'm wondering if it could be more than just an issue of sexual orientation. Like maybe because of what we're taught/ what we see in movies, girls have such high expectations for romance and so much anxiety surrounding it that there's just a whole generation of us like this. It makes me scared.
Yea it’s kind of terrifying but I think we’ll be ok! We’re young, we have time to figure stuff out